Ever wondered about the environmental impacts we deposit in another country by locally consuming goods produced from that country?

Posted on March 26, 2018 in News, Research by . Share this article

Congratulations to Grantham Scholar Eunice Pokuaa Oppon who has had a paper accepted by Ecological Economies.

Eunice explains what the paper covers:

Eunice Pokuaa Oppon

Ever wondered about the environmental impacts we deposit in another country by locally consuming goods produced from that country? This paper shows that through international trade, a country can conserve or ‘clean up’ its environment at the expense of countries it trades with. In the case of the UK and the African region, the study shows that by engaging in bi-lateral trade with the UK, 27 African countries suffer from an imbalance of ecological exchanges particularly in carbon, land and water use. The results of this study have implications for both environmental and trade policies’ issue of fairness in environmental responsibility and protection as well as conservation of biodiversity.